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Nicole Junkermann


NJF Holdings

London, UK

Nicole Junkermann
Andrew Joy
Stonehage Fleming Family & Partners Group
Avshalom Kalichstein
Hunter Point Capital LP

Nicole Junkermann’s Biography

Nicole Junkermann, Founder of NJF Holdings, is a dynamic, international entrepreneur and investor.

NJF Holdings is an international investment firm with private equity, venture capital, and real estate arms. Nicole advocates for digital innovation and the application of disruptive technologies to successfully launch both established and new businesses into the future.

Through the group’s venture capital operations, NJF Capital, Nicole oversees an investment portfolio across Europe and the US and has strategically invested in numerous start-ups in healthcare, fintech, and deep tech. NJF Capital was involved in the early stages of Songza, Dollar Shave Club, and RelateIQ, which were acquired by Google, Unilever, and Salesforce respectively.

An early stage investor in healthcare and biotechnology, Nicole’s vision for NJF Capital was to actively participate in addressing some of the world’s major challenges by investing in technology that contributes to breakthroughs in medicine. Alongside individuals like Brent Hoberman, she is a shareholder and Director at Owkin, a Paris-based biotechnology company at the forefront of medical research.

Nicole’s first great success came as co-founder of football gaming portal Winamax. She then joined Infront Sports & Media, building the company into a leading worldwide sports media rights business. As Vice-Chairman and a major shareholder, she then oversaw the company’s sale to Bridgepoint Capital.

As a leading investor, Nicole frequently shares thought leadership pieces on the technology and healthcare sectors, as well as the FoodTech industry – a field Nicole is at the forefront of, in particular investing in FoodTech companies focused on nutrition, the foundation of health. She is an Advisor to Trilantic Europe and serves as a Committee Member for the Tate Americas Foundation.

Nicole was previously appointed by Matt Hancock to the Department of Health and Social Care’s Healthtech Advisory Board.

Nicole’s Newsfeed

The World Financial Review
Vertical Farming — a sustainable ag-tech solution? Are vertical farms the future of food?

Nicole Junkermann, Founder of NJF Holdings, explains that vertical farming is a sustainable solution to one of the greatest future challenges in agriculture which is to accomodate the world’s growing population.

Top Business Tech
Could a robot pick your peaches? How AI could transform global fruit farming

Nicole Junkermann, Founder of NJF Holdings, writes about the application of AI and innovation in agriculture and how it can help eliminate wastage and maximise profits while making nutritious food more accessible globally.

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Nicole’s Social Media

Nicole’s Background

NJF Holdings
Jan 2012 - Present
London, UK
NJF Holdings is an international investment firm founded by Nicole in 2012. The company has a diversified portfolio spanning venture capital, private equity and real estate.
Investor & Director
Oct 2016 - Present
Paris, FR
Owkin, one of NJF Capital’s portfolio investments, is a Paris-based biotechnology company that uses AI and Federated Learning to improve medical research.
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Nicole’s Gallery

Previous Board Positions

Magnum Photos
New York, NY, USA
Magnum Photos is an international photography company co-owned by its photography members.

Current Advisory Roles

Trilantic Europe
2012 - Present
London, UK
Trilantic Europe is a leading private equity firm that focuses on mid-market transactions across healthcare, consumer & leisure, industrials, TMT and business services.

Previous Advisory Roles

Department of Health and Social Care
Healthtech Advisory Board
London, UK
Nicole was appointed by The Right Honourable Matt Hancock to the Department of Health and Social Care’s Healthtech Advisory Board. The board consults to the Secretary of State on the application and potential of technology in health and social care matters.


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JJ Collection
Jun 2014 - Present
London, UK
The JJ Collection is an arm of NJF Holdings and works on connecting media with technology by promoting the power of art to fight for a free world.
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Tate Americas Foundation
Committee Member, Latin American Acquisitions
2005 - Present
London, UK
The Tate Americas Foundation is a charity organisation that contributes to the work of Tate in the United Kingdom.


RAID Conference
Jun 2018
Paris, FR
Nicole participated in a panel at the 2018 RAID (Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Data) conference, discussing Europe’s role in becoming the centre to link American and Chinese technology as part of a larger debate around developing technologies.


AgriTech Roundup March 2021
Apr 2021
London, UK
Nicole provides an overview of the latest developments in AgriTech in March 2021 after attending the World Agri-Tech Summit, where she learnt about new collaborations, products, services and technologies in the space.
Healthy food for all at scale
Mar 2021
London, UK
Nicole shares her thoughts around the changes that need to happen in the food industry in order to meet global demand for healthy food following a panel discussion at the Forum for the Future of Agriculture annual event.
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Awards & Endorsements

Gordon & Eden
Inspirational Women in Business
London, UK
Nicole is recognised as one of the leading 'Inspirational Women in Business' by Gordon & Eden. In this feature, Nicole shares her advice and explores the future of her industry.
100 Women Transforming Germany
Mar 2021
Düsseldorf, DE
Nicole is acknowledged for her immense impact and success in her industry and is recognised as one of '100 Women Transforming Germany'.

Nicole’s Education

Harvard Business School
Management Development
2002 - 2002
International University of Monaco
BS in Business Administraion
1995 - 1998

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